Toddlers & Preschoolers

Braided Flower Hair Tutorial

Braided Flower Hair Tutorial

If you are a girl mommy, you may enjoy searching through Pinterest and YouTube for fun new ways to style your little lady’s hair. At first glance, these hairstyles may seem overwhelming and impossible but if you break it down into steps, it’s not nearly as daunting a task. I tried out this rose braid […]

Breaking up with the Binky: “It’s Not Me, It’s You”

Breaking up with the Binky: “It’s Not Me, It’s You”

Neither of my girls (now almost 4 and 2), were ever very interested in a pacifier. I am pretty sure we briefly used one at the hospital, and maybe for a couple of weeks after returning home (we have a small stash), but that was seriously it. So we never really had to deal with […]

Teacher Gift Ideas: Make it Personal with a Monogram

Teacher Gift Ideas: Make it Personal with a Monogram

Summertime is practically upon us, which means that school is quickly coming to a close. Is it normal to feel both completely ecstatic and yet completely terrified all at the same time? I’m new to this “preschool mom” gig, and I have no earthly idea how I am going to keep my almost 4-year-old from […]

Your Weekend in Billings: May 6-8, 2016

Your Weekend in Billings: May 6-8, 2016

This weekend preview for May 6-8, 2016 is sponsored by RiverStone Health Let’s get ready to celebrate all the amazing mamas in our lives because it is officially Mother’s Day weekend! Lots happening around the Magic City this weekend, so get ready to mark those calendars! Before we dive in too deeply, let us take […]

Earth Day Treats and Sweets: Super Easy Sugar Cookies

Earth Day Treats and Sweets: Super Easy Sugar Cookies

Earth Day is April 22. I am always on the lookout for fun and easy ways to celebrate these various (Spring) holidays with my little cuties. Savannah is three and a half, and Emma Kate recently turned two — which means I usually try to keep our celebrations relatively simple. These Earth Day Sugar Cookies […]

Influenza: Your questions answered

Influenza: Your questions answered

this guest blog is brought to you by Dr. Megan Littlefield, Medical Director, RiverStone Health While the flu season overall has been fairly mild in Montana, last week brought a tragic reminder that influenza is a serious illness that can be deadly.  During the week of April 3-8, two young children and one adult in Yellowstone […]

Tips and tricks for taming the tantrum

Tips and tricks for taming the tantrum

Oh, the dreaded toddler tantrum. Bless our sweet little mama (and daddy) hearts. One minute little Johnny Junior is as happy as can be — and then in the blink of an eye, he’s on the floor howling and screaming and pounding his chubby little fists as if all you-know-what had broken loose. Because you […]

True Life: I’m a Baby Ballerina Mom

True Life: I’m a Baby Ballerina Mom

Like many young girls, I fell head over heels in love at an early age. (I was three.) Except for me (unlike most), it wasn’t a fleeting, fickle love — it was the start of a deep, and all-consuming passion. One that followed me into college and beyond. Oh, the magic of baby ballet. The […]

17 ways to celebrate ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’

17 ways to celebrate ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” Desmond Tutu February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. What an important message to share with our children; don’t you think? Especially now, in a world so desperate for a little love and […]

The last time

The last time

As I reached for my daughter’s hand after school the other day, there was a pause before she reached back…This is a brand new thing, that pause. Not so long ago – like before Christmas break – it was an almost instantaneous mutual reach out whenever we were walking together. Within the space of that […]